startups

This venture-backed mobile app wants to kill the business card business

Dec. 17, 2014 10:31 am

This venture-backed mobile app wants to kill the business card

Contap lets users exchange contact information by pointing their phones at each other.
3 new consumer startups, in a B2B town — via DreamIt Philly business

Dec. 11, 2014 8:32 am

3 new consumer startups, in a B2B town — via DreamIt Philly

A dating site for Muslims, a hair-product recommendation service for women of color and Angie's List but better.
How this 19-year-old came up with ‘drone-vertising’ startup DroneCast business

Dec. 11, 2014 7:33 am

How this 19-year-old came up with ‘drone-vertising’ startup DroneCast

Raj Singh says his startup logged $1.5 million in revenue this year. In a video profile, we catch up with the Drexel student — and see his company's drones in action.
Philly has its own mobile payments startup: Nooch business

Dec. 10, 2014 7:32 am

Philly has its own mobile payments startup: Nooch

CEO Cliff Canan explains why you should use Nooch instead of Venmo. The biggest differentiator, he said, is that Nooch is not a social network like Venmo is.
How tech savvy are Philly’s 2015 mayoral hopefuls? We did some Googling civic

Dec. 9, 2014 10:34 am

How tech savvy are Philly’s 2015 mayoral hopefuls? We did some Googling

As more mayoral candidates enter the ring, we're conducting brief “background techs” (“checks,” get it?) on each contender.
These devs left PeopleLinx to launch Hurdle — a Squarespace for race organizers business

Dec. 8, 2014 10:58 am

These devs left PeopleLinx to launch Hurdle — a Squarespace for race organizers

Keith Fitzgerald, PeopleLinx's former CTO, wanted to get back into the consumer startup game. This will be his first time stepping into a CEO role.
Nearly all the startups in this DreamIt Ventures class may stay in Philly business

Dec. 4, 2014 1:49 pm

Nearly all the startups in this DreamIt Ventures class may stay in Philly

The tide seems to be turning for Philadelphia when it comes to holding on to startups that come to the city for the DreamIt accelerator. What changed?
Philly’s collaborative spirit is its greatest strength: MilkCrate’s Morgan Berman business

Nov. 20, 2014 8:00 am

Philly’s collaborative spirit is its greatest strength: MilkCrate’s Morgan Berman

CEO Morgan Berman explains how MilkCrate is helping bridge four very separate worlds: geeks, designers, sustainability wonks and entrepreneurs.
Student entrepreneurship is ‘not a science': Weiss Tech House panel business

Nov. 20, 2014 7:29 am

Student entrepreneurship is ‘not a science': Weiss Tech House panel

Wednesday evening's panel convened a handful of Philadelphia's most successful college entrepreneurs, offering lessons learned.
Munchies delivery service goPuff expands to Washington, DC business

Nov. 18, 2014 10:29 am

Munchies delivery service goPuff expands to Washington, DC

How does goPuff compete with the other on-demand delivery services? A significantly lower delivery fee, for one.